Crisis is looking for 350 tough as nails swimmers to dive into the chilly Brockwell Lido waters for the charity’s first annual Midwinter Swim in aid of Crisis at Christmas on 15 December, 2012.
If you think you’re tough/mad/charitable enough, then read the press release below and sign up!
Crisis needs 350 hardy swimmers to take the plunge for the charity’s first annual Midwinter Swim at Brockwell Lido near Brixton in aid of Crisis at Christmas on 15 December.
This unique event is being held in the great British tradition of outdoor swimming and there are three categories to choose from:
• Swimmers who just want to jump in and out
• Swimmers in fancy dress
• Swimmers who want to swim 100m (two lengths)
Participants will receive a safety briefing at 11.45am followed by a group jump-in at midday on Saturday 15 December at Brockwell Lido.
Swimmers will need to bring a swimming costume and a strong constitution (fancy dress is strictly optional). Everyone will receive a free Crisis-branded swimming cap as well as a hot shower, hot drinks and an all day BBQ provided by the Lido café after they take the plunge.
Leslie Morphy, Crisis chief executive, said: “Without the generosity of our dedicated supporters, Crisis at Christmas simply wouldn’t be possible. Every brave soul who takes part in this will be making a real difference to vulnerable Londoners at a time of rising homelessness”.
People can book their place at this unique fundraiser from today (18 October). For more information about the event please contact Becky King in the events team – firstname.lastname@example.org